Table of Contents

Introducing the Recorder and Music Theory, Book 1, 150 pages

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Table of Contents (selections)

Unit 1 – Three-note Melodic Range

  • Playing by ear
  • Fingering on your recorder for these songs
  • Improvising
  • Taking dictation
  • Sight-reading
  • Transposing
  • Recorder technique
  • Ensemble playing
  • Learning about music theory
  • Notation
  • Steps, skips, and repeats
  • Scales
  • Half steps and whole steps
  • Harmony and texture
  • Phrase and form
  • Rhythm and meter
  • Worksheets

Unit 2 – Pentatonic Melodies

  • Playing by ear
  • Taking dictation
  • Improvising
  • Transposing
  • Recorder technique
  • Sight-reading
  • Notation on the G Clef
  • Sight-reading on the G Clef
  • Learning about music theory
  • Recorder technique – five-note pentatonic scales
  • “Major”
  • “Minor”
  • Ensemble playing repertoire
  • Limited range
  • Extended range
  • Worksheets

Unit 3 – Diatonic Melodies – Five-note Range in Major and Minor

  • Playing by ear
  • Taking dictation
  • Improvising
  • Notes in the D Major and D Minor scales
  • Transposing and distorting
  • Notes in four new major keys
  • Notes in four new minor keys
  • Spelling and drawing five-note diatonic scales
  • Recorder technique – five-note diatonic scales
  • Sight-reading
  • Ensemble playing
  • Learning about music theory
  • Worksheets

Unit 4 – Diatonic Melodies – Eight-note Range in Major and Minor

  • Transposing and distorting
  • Creating parallel minor scales
  • The keyboard
  • Building major scales on the keyboard and on the treble staff
  • Sight-reading major pieces with the seventh note of the scale
  • Sight-reading major pieces with the sixth note of the scale
  • The bass clef
  • Sight-reading major pieces with the whole scale, Do to Do
  • Learning about music theory
  • Notation on the grand staff
  • Drawing major scales on the grand staff
  • Drawing minor scales on the grand staff
  • Key signatures for major scales on the grand staff
  • Sight-reading major pieces with the whole major scale, So to So
  • Repertoire
  • Worksheets

Additional Practice Worksheets and Crosswords